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Re: [SLE] Re: GNOME vs KDE Redoux
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 17:58:23 -0400
  • Message-id: <1146952704.12348.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 20:11 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:
> On 06/05/06, Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I realize I'm nitpicking here, but "windows user(s)" and "typical
> > windows user(s)" can be two completely different animals. The first is
> > all inclusive, and a poor choice of words, the second has built in
> > exclusions, i.e. those who write and compile windows apps.
> >
> >
> I'd say that the percentage of Windows users who do not know one jot
> of programming far, far out ways those who do. Whereas the opposite
> is true in the Linux world. One day, many years in the future the
> latter will change. A PC user should not 'have' to know about how to
> compile software just to use the PC. The PC is now a consumer item
> the same as a tv set. As unpalatable as it may be to many long term
> Linux fans, the tide has to turn if more people are going to use
> Linux. I'm not saying that to stir up trouble just that it is a
> necessity.

Of the several times I have tried compiling programs for Linux (and I
mean from source dl'ed, not from books on programming), I have not once
had any success. :(

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